Kitchens are often the center of our homes. They are a place of family, love and gathering together. We come together daily, multiple times to join with others in the kitchen whether it’s over a meal, or cooking together. It’s where we unravel at the end of the day and where we gather to celebrate holidays and happy times. Of course, it makes sense then that we want our kitchens to be both functional and beautiful. The atmosphere of a space can make a big difference in how much we want to be in that area and how we utilise it. Installing Kitchen Cabinet doors A major part of any kitchen is the kitchen cabinets doors. And if you’re looking at re-designing your kitchen space to be more visually appealing [...]
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The kitchen is probably one of the most exciting rooms in your home to renovate. But it can also be a ‘make or break’ room – one that creates a real ‘wow’ factor or one that brings down the whole value of your house. That’s why it’s so important to know where to spend the big dollars. There’s no denying it: kitchen renovation costs money, so let’s make sure yours is spent wisely. Whether the renovation is for your family home or a rental property, the kitchen is going to get a workout. So, it needs to be built to last. Cabinetry Is there anything more frustrating than cabinet doors that don’t latch properly, come off their hinges or draws that stick or break under the weight of the contents? [...]
A great kitchen design layout can make your kitchen appear bigger than it really is, whereas other kitchen layouts may make your kitchen feel cramped and tight. You may not always be able to alter the space your kitchen takes up, but there are things that you can do to make your kitchen appear bigger than it actually is. Here are just a few tips: Stick to white cabinets and walls or brighter colours. White reflects the most light and can help increase how big the space feels by making it bright and airy. This can go a long way to creating a more spacious feeling room. Reduce the footprint of the cabinets. Nowhere is it stated that cabinets have to be a standard size. If the room doesn’t allow [...]
Each year brings with it many new trends and styles in award-winning kitchens. Australia designers are hot on the heels of many other world-renowned designers when it comes to kitchen design and trends. Each trend brings different elements to life within the kitchen space and serves its own purpose. Some trends will last the test of time, some may disappear as quickly as they appeared. Here are a few of the upcoming trends and styles for kitchens in Australia. Gold faucets and tapware. Rose gold is said to be all the rage this year and something that you will likely see in many show homes as well as higher end properties. Bright chromes and polished silvers will still be on trend but gold seems to be taking over the tapware [...]
Though we may not congregate in them, and usually we try to spend as little time as possible in them, the reality is, we spend a lot of time in our bathrooms. It is no wonder then, that in a smaller room where so much time is spent we will quickly notice the things that need to be renovated. The word renovation though can strike fear through our bank accounts. When we think of renovations, we usually think of high costs that we just can’t fit into our budget. That doesn’t mean to say it cannot be done on a budget, it just means it may take some creativity on your part. Reuse whatever you can. This should go without saying, but honestly, reusing anything you can in the bathroom [...]
What to do When Your Old Kitchen Has Seen its Last Day? Every item in a home has an expiry date. Not in the way food expires of course, but a day that will come when it needs to be renovated, renewed or just torn down and started again from scratch. Kitchens are no different, and as one of the most used rooms in a house it can get to its last days a whole lot quicker than other rooms in a home. It will reach a point where it has no choice but to be renovated, and what better time than that to go with a brand new modern kitchen design. Renovating your kitchen can entail a lot. You can tear the entire space down to the drywall and [...]
Kitchen renovation costs can add up quickly. That doesn’t mean that the renovations cannot be done without breaking the bank, and there are many ways to save money while having it still look like you have a brand-new kitchen. Figuring out what needs to be done, and how to do it on a budget doesn’t have to be difficult. Keeping in mind the following tips will ensure that you get your brand-new kitchen and still have money in the bank. You can change your cabinets for a minimal cost. Things like utilising the floor models at the store can cut costs quite a bit. Can’t find discounted or floor models you like? You can always update the cabinets without starting from scratch. Just changing the doors can change the overall [...]
Kitchen renovations can seem daunting and overwhelming. There are many different aspects to the kitchen and plenty of ways to change things, whether it is a basic change or a more extreme change like completely gutting it and starting new. Where then do you begin? What is the best approach to starting your renovation? Here are some things to consider when thinking about beginning a renovation · Decide what it is you are looking to renovate. There are many different things that complete the kitchen, and many ways to change it up. You can look for simple changes such as painting the walls, or changing out the kitchen lights, to much more dramatic ones such as over-hauling the whole kitchen. Are you looking to renovate just the appliances? This alone [...]
Lighting can take your kitchen from drab to an award-winning kitchen design when done correctly. Nothing is worse in a kitchen than sub-par lighting or dark areas that are difficult to work in. That said, proper lighting can be the perfect complement to a kitchen renovation. Where do you start in making sure the lighting is just what your kitchen needs? What lighting should you use? Here are some quick tips to get you started in thinking about your new kitchen design. Under cabinet lights can make seeing what you are doing on the countertop easier. Overhead lights are great, but smaller area-specific lighting such as this can enhance your kitchen, as well as make working in it easier. Even simple LED light strips can make a big difference. Recessed lights [...]
As technology advances, it is only fitting that our kitchens and the technology in them do as well. There are many modern kitchen ideas that incorporate all these new technologies. Be it the advancement of refrigerators that can show you what is inside without opening the door, or faucets that turn on with motion detectors instead of turning knobs. There are many ways to utilise technology in the kitchen. Not only do these items make our day to day life easier, they can also help us out in ways we never imagined. Modern kitchens now include a wealth of technology to help make life simpler. Here are just a few ways technology is changing our homes: Outlets that rise out of the countertop. Not only does it reduce clutter, it [...]